- Oral-B Pro 5000 is a smart series electric toothbrush with Bluetooth connectivity which focuses on removing plaque around the gum line.
- Oral-B Pro 7000 is an electric toothbrush with a smart guide and premium upgrade features whose emphasis is on cleaning tooth by tooth.
Before we dive into the more detailed features comparison, let’s have a quick look at each toothbrush and see how they fare against each other.
Oral-B Pro 5000 VS Pro 7000 Comparison Chart
Package – What Is Included?
This comes in an all-white color option only. Although limited, this color option is universal and can comfortably fit in any bathroom décor.
- Oral-B Smart Series handle
- Two brush heads (Floss Action and Cross Action)
- A charging stand and premium charger with refill head storage.
- Brush head storage compartment that can hold up to four brush heads.
- Travel case
This Smart Series 7000 comes in White, Black and Silver color combination. The silver and the black color combo is likely to be the most available. The Black color is usually at the front and back side of the rubber grips location. While the right and left sides of the brush have a silver panel.
- One Oral-B Smart Series Handle
- Three brush heads (Cross Action, Pro White, and Sensitive Clean)
- Premium Charger with Refill Head Storage
- Premium Travel Case
- Smart Guide
Different options with this Pro 7000 are offered where instead of the brush heads mentioned above you can acquire 3 x Sensitive or 3 x Cross Action or 3 x Pro White brush heads included instead. Check for more clarification at the time of purchase through the product packaging description.
Pacer and timers: Both have built-in timers and pacers. Timers normally lasts for an average 2 minutes used in different cleaning modes, they last for different periods. The pacer or quad pacer is part of the timing mechanism, which focuses cleaning on different points of the mouth normally after 30 seconds through slight pausing at the brush motor.
Pressure sensor: a handy visual guide for new users of electric brushes that guides on how to use less pressure than is required during teeth cleaning. This pressure sensor in either of the Pro models alerts when you apply too much pressure through a bright red LED at the back of the handle.
Bluetooth connectivity: facilitates communication between the toothbrush and smartphone mainly (Android or iOS) over an Oral-B App. It boasts tricks and tips integrated into a calendar to act as a coach.
Storage compartment: holds up to four brush heads and provide protection from dirt.
Smart Wireless Guide
Like the small clock it is, it functions around the clock even when the brush is not in use. It acts as a guide to the quadrant that needs more attention and the cleaning mode. Sitting there quiet as a grave, it provides visual stimulation for more concentration and gives you a “we have 30 seconds left” and a “smiley face with a star rating”.
This is very essential and pro 5000 users are indeed missing out.
- The Oral-B 7000 has six high-performance brushing Modes (Tongue Cleaning, Deep Clean, Whitening, Massage, Daily Clean, and Sensitive) whereas the Pro 5000 offers all rechargeable 5 modes, as well, excluding tongue cleaning
- The Pro 7000 has a sophisticated pressure-sensor technology. While the Pro 5000-pressure sensor alert system does not have an upgrade.
- Oral-B 5000 Superior 3D Cleaning Action design automatically pulsates, rotates and oscillates in order to break up and achieve its function to enhance the removal of gum line plaque.
- Oral-B 7000 comes with a wireless Smart Guide that gives you immediate feedback on your brush modes, times and areas while Pro 5000 do not.
- The Oral-B 7000 has a premium travel case while the Pro 5000 is made of a basic functional travel case.
- The Pro 5000 has a luxurious all-White color with 7000 available in a range of all-White, Black and Silver color combination.
- The Pro 5000 comes with one floss action and one cross action brush head while the Pro 7000 comes packed with one pro-white, one cross action, and one sensitive brush head in the box.
- The Pro 7000 is generally more expensive than Pro 5000.
The Pro 5000-travel case has a thinner less expensive plastic material design, made to resists impacts and prevent accidental brush activation. However, the Oral-B 7000 has a different high-tech material design made from silicon, to give it a premium travel case that protects all of its vital technology.
Oral-B 7000 has a thicker, heavier and a particularly more robust case made of better quality with a smooth but sort of soft to touch feeling coating on the outside rather than the hard basic plastic Pro 5000 material.
The 7000 has a premium-molded compartment travel case as compared to the push to clip in style design of the 5000 travel case.
Oral B-7000 has an extra cover made soft rubber from silicon at the center spot, which allows you to grab the toothbrush. In fact, that extra soft rubber gives you a more comfortable anti-skid feeling as you hold the handle while brushing.
Some of us have an eye for detail. Nevertheless, if you travel frequently, note that either model does the job quite fine.
Both Oral-B 7000 and the Pro 5000 have rechargeable NIMH batteries. These batteries require minimal replacement expenses. In addition, they do not abruptly run out of power, which is a very awkward brushing experience, but allow you to view power levels on the Oral-B App so as to prevent morning rush brushing disasters.
The Pro 5000 battery is capable of lasting 28 minutes with 8 days of cordless brushing in comparison to Oral-B 7000 battery life of 40 minutes, lasting 10 days. This makes 7000 more preferable.
The 5000 battery requires for 5-6 hours recharge while 7000 battery requires charging of around 8-10 hours. This might be time-consuming, but it assures more brushing time with one full charge for 10 days, without interruption.
The Oral-B 5000 battery runs out at 220-240 volts in contrast to the battery life of 7000, which runs off at 110 volts.
However, many users complain about the fact that Oral-B 5000 and 7000 rechargeable batteries charge holding capacity decreases over time. Note that this is a common rechargeable battery feature. A rechargeable battery’s power holding capacity wanes with time in all device.
The cleaning performance of both, Oral-B 5000 and 7000 results are always a like for like. These Smart Series models share a common motor and offer equal power levels, pulsations and oscillations on every cleaning mode you fancy.
However, the 7000 comes with an additional Tongue Cleaning mode for more convenience.
Daily Clean and any other mode on the 5000, can clean the tongue, but always consider the benefit that comes with this specific tongue-cleaning mode offered by the Pro 7000.
This is because it might come out to be a little more of a stretch than seeing and tracking a better clean result.
However, the Smart Wireless Guide offers better cleaning results. Okay, let us face the reality. Any cleaning mode is convenient and you can run your brush over your tongue on the daily clean mode in any way you desire, but bear in mind the lack of pre-programmed timer linked with it.
It is easy to get distracted if you rely on listening to the timer instead of the Bluetooth connected app. The 7000 requires you to have the Smart Wireless Guide, but it is not a necessity with the 5000.
This clock-like module acts as a visual reminder and stimuli to brush properly and for the right period. Place it in the washroom where you can easily glance at it.
Telling you which toothbrush to purchase would be making assumptions on your preference, budget, and needs.
However, put the Pro 7000 at the top of your list since it genuinely offers a bit more than the Pro 5000. To be clearer, if you do not view yourself using these added features from the model, opt for something you are most comfortable.
In addition, if your budget is considerably tight, do not go for either, save your coin.
Need extra? A touch of class, more thrill into your teeth cleaning routine, these two models provide just that. Some of us prefer having both, but the 7000 adds more oomph!
In the cleaning cycle and all Oral-B models are approved hence give yourself a chance to explore.
Author: Peter Mayhew
Peter is a dental hygienist in the city of Chicago, IL. In his free time he likes to write blogs and product reviews on anything dental health related.